I have been itching for the fall to be here, because first of all, I adore the fall. I feel like the world is breathing a collective sigh of relief after the oppressive heat of summer. I love the sound of leaves crunching underfoot and the spicy smells of fall flavors. I love that it is the beginning of the holiday season and that it is a time for families. Oh, it is a joyous time, and the second reason I have so been looking forward to it is because I am getting to share something that brings joy to my heart with someone who does the exact same thing. John and I took Zoey to her first pumpkin patch today, and she had a great time. She is her mother's daughter.